Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt (May 19, 2019)

Subject: Alert: Reports of Roadside Bomb Attack on Tourist Bus in Giza

Location: Egypt

Event:  Reports of Roadside Bomb Injuring Tourists Near the New Egyptian Museum in Giza

We are aware of a reported attack on a tourist bus in the museum complex near the Pyramids in the Giza area, resulting in injuries.  We are not aware of any injuries to U.S. citizens at this time. Please avoid the area and monitor local media for updates. U.S. citizens requiring assistance should contact the Embassy.


Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the explosion.
  • Comply with instructions by local authorities if needed.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


For Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Cairo, Egypt


+20-2-2797-3300 (after hours)


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Egypt Country Information 

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